Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Turkey: 72 hrs general strike called beginning today, clashes continue

Police shoots gas bombs into a home
The three major unions, Türk-Is, Hak-Is y DISK, have got together and called for a general strike of three days, beginning today. While the formal pretext is solidarity with TEKEL (a major public company in process of privatization) nobody ignore that the real reasons are much wider and that the core of the struggle is political: to remove Erdogan from office and end with repression and reactionary neo-islamization.

The clashes have continued with epicenter in the Ankaran district of Beksitas, where the government headquarters are located, but also in popular neighborhoods. Repression has been brutal again.

This man lost his eye when hit by a rubber bullet

Video (RT): street battles in Ankara

Communist banners in a protest
One of the main focus of institutional repression has been the Communist Party (TPK), whose offices were assaulted by police with no contempt. 

In one of the street battles, citizens found an old AK-47 rifle inside one of the police cars, raising speculations that they may have been planning yet another false flag attack (typical of Turkish "deep state"). 

The injured by institutional repression are so many that camp hospitals have been placed in many cities and towns. Hospitals cannot just cope anymore. The number of arrested is also immense and there are serious fears that they are being tortured in police stations.

The struggle continues, Erdogan will fall.

Source: Webguerrillero[es] (link1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5, link 6).

See also: What is happening in Istanbul (an open letter to the World by blogger Sumandef Hakkında).

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